Urban Cowboys in Queens


The Federation of Black Cowboys operates out of a stable in Howard Beach, Queens, New York, and you can read a 2006 New York Times feature about them here. At the end of last year I spent some time dipping in and out of the on-line debate about the carriage horses that operate in Manhattan, and among the arguments made by “antis” was the notion that “cities are no place for horses”. Sometimes, cities are no place for humans, either, but I believe that if both humans and horses are loved and well cared for, they can get along just fine in an urban setting. The idea that the majority of the population should be cut off from contact with horses because they don’t live in the country is not one that I’d endorse. So ride on, the cowboys of Queens. Keep on grazing horses on that real estate. I can’t think of a better use for it.

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